Florida education news: Sign language courses, university funding, school choice and more
SIGN ONLINE: Pasco eSchool launches Florida's first virtual American Sign Language high school credit courses. (Times photo, Eve Edelheit)
REORGANIZATION: Kurt Browning, expected to be Pasco's next superintendent, begins planning for a district-level revision.
PERFORMANCE PAY: Florida's university governors ask for millions more in new funding to be distributed among the schools based on performance, the News Service of Florida reports.
GROWING STRONG: Academie Da Vinci charter school expands into new buildings to meet increasing demand.
OPTIONS: A proposed new charter school for south Brooksville can remove obstacles to education choices for an underserved community, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.
CHANCES: Hillsborough's D.W. Waters Career Center focuses on helping potential dropouts make it through school to life on the other side, columnist Sue Carlton writes.
COSTLY: The price tag to understand and fix Manatee's accounting errors approaches $150,000, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CAMPAIGNING: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho makes the case for his district's $1.2 billion bond referendum, the Miami Herald reports.
SOS: Students at Richard Milburn Academy in Lee County urge district leaders not to close their school over low enrollment, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CANCELED: St. Lucie calls off its teacher contract negotiation session after so many teachers show up to watch that the room can't handle them all, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.
CREDENTIALS: Brevard joins the list of districts checking the certification of teachers in K12 Inc.'s virtual programs serving the county, Florida Today reports.
TIME TO ACT: Florida teachers want Gov. Rick Scott to do more than just listen to concerns about public education, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell writes.